CE Futures U.S. has submitted to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission proposed amendments to its block trade thresholds for certain currency pairs futures contracts and for gold and silver regular and mini-sized futures and options contracts. In general, ICE Futures proposes to lower its threshold to five lots. The current threshold for currency pairs is 50 lots. The amendments will be effective October 1, absent CFTC objection. ICE Futures recently prohibited the use of transitory exchanges for related position transactions for currency and metals contracts—as the Chicago Mercantile Exchange had previously—, although they did permit offsetting transactions for currency contracts subject to various conditions.